what makes us special
From the very beginning English Spirit has dared to do things differently, not settling for industry standards or to an outcome that is simply ’good enough’. Our pursuit for perfection and dedication to create the very highest quality spirits is at the heart of our business, driving us forward on our epicurean adventure.
OUR PIONEERING SOUL MEANS WE DO SOME THINGS DIFFERENTLY TO MOST OTHER DISTILLERIES, AND HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES:
Our team is led by Dr John Walters, Master Distiller. He has over 30,000 hours of experience beneath his belt, turning stills on average 10 times a day, 5 days a week since 2011. He’s progressed the field of distilling with world-first methods, making him one of the UK’s true Master Distillers.
We pay an extraordinary level of detail to every aspect of distilling our spirits. At Great Yeldham Hall our 200 litre stills, custom designed by Dr John, allow us to capture the very heart of the spirit. This design has been reverse engineered to create the large 2,500 litre still that you see here at Treguddick.
DISTILLING FROM SCRATCH
We scratch distil all of our spirits, which means making our own alcohol. We are one of only a few distilleries in England to do this. It’s a costly and time consuming process, but necessary in pursuit of making the finest spirits. This is even more remarkable considering the wide range of spirits we produce.
The best quality outcome starts with sourcing the finest ingredients, which we endeavour to source locally where possible. Our base spirit for vodka and gin is made from English sugar beet, along with producing our liqueurs with seasonal fresh fruit, making sure we showcase the very best natural flavours from across the land.
Over the last decade we have invented a range of distilling and production techniques; from flavour extraction to accelerating the aging process of dark spirits. Drawing on distilling knowledge from past and present, we have added our own insights in our quest to be the best.
OUR VALUES MAKE US WHO WE ARE,
AND WE’RE QUITE DIFFERENT TO THE REST
We maintain that great taste should be at the heart of a great spirit, and that ‘good enough’ isn’t good enough.
We are driven first and foremost to make the best spirits we possibly can: spirits to be savoured for their taste, not just their alcohol content. After all, drink are some of life’s greatest pleasures.
We believe everyone should enjoy truly fine spirits; that’s why we craft ours to be sipped neat. We encourage epicurean adventures, a story in every sip.
Food and drink is all about the pleasure of a shared experience. You don’t need to drink copious amounts to have a good time, but it can always be had with good company.
PRODUCED WITH PASSION
We don’t do things by halves, we do rich, brilliant flavours, crafting sensory journeys: from the first scent of aroma to the long, lingering mouthful. That’s our ‘Taste First’ guarantee.